Eating and sporting events have been closely connected ever since the Romans introduced food-fighting gladiators to the Colosseum. Play your part in the constantly unfolding history of ketchup-stained clashes with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $21 worth of pub fare at Crabtree Tavern on Homewood Banks Drive. This Groupon is not valid toward alcohol purchases.
Featuring 22 TVs scattered throughout its interior, Crabtree Tavern offers menus for lunch and dinner, Sunday brunches, and late-night snacks, backed up by the expert culinary capers of executive chef Aron Cremeans. Whether seated indoors, relaxing on the outside patio, or annexing shingles on the roof, guests can entertain their pre-game appetites with some fried pickle spears ($5) with ranch sauce, calamari steak fries ($9), or warm pimento dip ($5) with fried focaccia. If burgers are your sporting food of choice, engage the half-pound of fresh-ground beef in a tavern sandwich ($8) or the six-ounce turkey-burger mountaineer ($9), served with smoked tomatoes, goat cheese, and whiskey-barbecue sauce in buckskin flasks. Scream at footballers on-screen and fans on-site while defeating a plate of homemade meatloaf ($14) or baked mac 'n' cheese ($13) with your mouth.
At Crabtree Tavern, Chef Cremeans’ dishes are prepared in-house and made to order with as many seasonal ingredients as possible. Besides fastening their eyes to the fleet of large-screen televisions hovering above Crabtree’s black-and-white-tiled floor, guests also have the option of challenging each other to pool games, arcade competitions, and jukebox-juggling tournaments.
- Really nice place to watch sports, and I really liked the food. Service was good... Their brunch is great too. Best of all, it's THE place to watch soccer in the Triangle! – Jose, Google Maps
- …the brisket nachos were my favorite. I was in town by myself, but met several others casual diners/drinkers at the bar who were very pleasant and the bartenders were great too. – Cramer, Google Maps
Pairing 22 high-definition televisions and a bar stocked with 14 drafts and bottled craft brews, Crabtree Tavern takes its sports-bar status seriously. Executive chef Scott Phillips populates brunch through dinner menus with American pub fare such as wings, burgers, and the popular Ragin' Cajun mac 'n' cheese, which is actually really nice, once you get to know it. Fulfilling its promise of sports, the bar boasts NFL, MLB, and NCAA packages, and also airs the English Premier League and U.S. National soccer teams for fans of the hands-free sport.